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  • 'Critically Ill' author Frederick Southwick on what ails our healthcare system

    'Critically Ill' author Frederick Southwick on what ails our healthcare system
    Mary Southwick was 34 when she developed pain on the bottom of one foot. After seeing a neurologist who said she had a nerve injury caused by dancing, she developed thrombophlebitis and was admitted to the hospital. An intern underdosed her heparin (blood thinner), and she suffered a large blood clot in a lung. This was soon followed by a heart attack, then respiratory failure, renal failure and shock.
  • Dr. Willem Kolff dies at 97; Dutch physician built first kidney dialysis machine

    Dr. Willem Kolff dies at 97; Dutch physician built first kidney dialysis machine
    Dr. Willem Kolff, the Dutch physician and tinkerer who built the first kidney dialysis machine from cellophane, Ford auto parts and other scraps and in the process saved the lives of millions, died from natural causes Wednesday at a Philadelphia care...

    Business briefs

    LABOR Walgreen settlement wins OK A federal judge has signed off on Walgreen Co.'s plan to pay $24 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit alleging racial bias at the nation's largest drugstore chain. About 10,000 past and present black Walgreen workers will...

    Possible heparin problems detected

    Testing has turned up possible irregularities in some samples of a blood thinner linked to several deaths and hundreds of life-threatening reactions, a spokeswoman for Baxter Healthcare Corp. said Thursday. The disclosure comes amid mounting questions...

    Quaids recall twins' drug overdose

    Quaids recall twins' drug overdose
    Before actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections. "Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...